Informative Resources

In order to inspire residents and businesses to get involved in the Downtown Specific Plan Update, the below consists of a short list of books, movies, and TED talks about urban design and downtowns. 


The Death and Life of Great American Cities, by Jane Jacobs

Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design, by Charles Montgomery

Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter and Greener, by Edward Glaeser


Human Scale (2013)
Urbanized (2011)
Another Way of Living: The Story of Reston, VA (2015)

TED Talks

Jeff Speck: 4 ways to make a city more walkable

Amanda Burden: How public spaces make cities work